- 7:49 am - Thu, Oct 18, 2012
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A fascinating visit to Sonoma Valley Worm Farm, home of the The VermiComposter CF40 (pictured). While focus here is not really on the unconsumption-y aspects of vermicompost, it’s still pretty interesting, as worms are vital to composting processes that keep lots of organic material out of landfill, and put it to good, fertile use.
“This is high-tech for worms,” explained Chambers, as he demonstrated his most recent iteration, the VermiComposter CF40. In sixty days, pre-composted manure will make its way from top to bottom of the four-foot deep bins through a continuous conveyor-belt system of worm digestion.
The raised bins are fed from the top twice per week, and harvested from the bottom once weekly using an automatic breaker bar. A wire mesh tumbler then separates the worms from their excretions; the worms go back in the bins and the remaining black gold is sold for a dollar a pound.
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